On the seventh night of Chanukah, Moses gave to me, the poems of Shel Silverstein.
When I was younger, I gravitated towards Shel Silverstein’s poems because of the silly pictures and the silly nature of the poems themselves. In my head, I never imagined that he could be Jewish. I was the only Jewish kid in my class, and my Hebrew School class wasn’t that big. I figured that Jewish people were few and far between. Continue reading Night 7 of Chanukah: Shel Silverstien
There are many prominent Jewish authors, and over the last seven nights, we’ve covered quite a diverse bunch. As tonight is the final night, and we light all eight (really nine) candles, I’d like to share one of my favorite collections of authors: an anthology edited by Rachel Swirsky and Sean Wallace called People of the Book.
Continue reading Night 8 of Channukah: Jewish Authors Edition
One of my non-Jewish friends recently made a joke about Jewish holidays: “They’re all: ‘We survived; let’s eat!'” She wasn’t entirely wrong. Jews have been persecuted and attacked for thousands of years, and yet we’re still here, resilient as ever, and always ready to party down and eat.
Recent current events have brought to mind arguably the worst tragedy in Jewish history: the Holocaust. All over Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites, people are connecting Trump’s ideas to Hitler’s. It’s a scary time in our world right now — and the only way I find I can escape is through books; more specifically, comic books.
Continue reading Night 6 of Hannukah: Art Spiegelman
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading these as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them! I don’t love how little attention Jewish characters get for being awesome characters, in the same way that female characters do. However, one female character got to be beautiful and popular and Jewish, a rarity in films.
Continue reading Night 8 of Daily Geekette’s Channnukahhh Celebration
If you’re wondering how I’m celebrating two nights of Hannukah as one, I’ll explain myself! Last night and tonight I’m writing about two women who are always referred to together. Thus, they each get their own celebration but as one article. Curious? Keep reading!
Continue reading Nights 6 and 7 of Daily Geekette’s Hanuka Celebration!
Tonight, the geeky wins out over the courageous. I’ve got a character who is so passionate about her love of musical theater, it’s hard to be friends with her if you don’t also love theater. She IS courageous in her ability to follow her heart, even though it may take patience and risks.
Guessed it yet?
Continue reading Night 4 of Daily Geekette’s Hanuka Celebration